The Postmistress

Author(s): Sarah Blake
Original Publish Date: Feb 09, 2010
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.57 hours)
Product Number: Z100096320
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481576017
Narrator/s: Orlagh Cassidy
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In 1940, on the eve of the United States' entrance into World War II, Iris James, the postmistress of Franklin, a small town on Cape Cod, does the unthinkable: she doesn't deliver a letter. In London, American radio gal Frankie Bard is working with Edward R. Murrow, reporting on the blitz. One night in a bomb shelter, she meets a doctor from Cape Cod with a letter in his pocket, a letter Frankie vows to deliver when she returns from Germany and France where she is to record the stories of war refugees desperately trying to escape. The residents of Franklin think the war can't touch them, but as Frankie's radio broadcasts air, some know that the war is indeed coming. And when Frankie arrives at their doorstep, the two stories collide in a way no one could have foreseen. The Postmistress is an unforgettable tale of the secrets we must bear or bury. It is about what happens to love during wartime, when those we cherish leave, and how every story-of love or war-is about looking left when we should have been looking right.

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Author(s): Sarah Blake
Product Number EB00400588
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: #9781101185254

Professional reviews

"Blake brings history to life in her powerful portrayal of three American women caught up in WWII. Frankie Bard has gone to England to broadcast the war to the U.S., where Iris and Emma wait on Cape Cod for news of the ones they love. Orlagh Cassidy's talent shines in this excellent production. She produces a convincing English accent and nails the clipped and taciturn New England twang. When postmistress Iris makes a critical decision about the delivery of a letter in her keeping, narrator Cassidy keeps listeners engaged with the unforeseen consequences of that act. Throughout the novel Cassidy portrays each character with dead-on emotions. D.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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